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Why I won't buy Penumbra: Black Plague
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aniruddha
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Why I won't buy Penumbra: Black Plague

The most important reason is the lack of availability of an boxed version for Linux. I lost my game twice in an hard disk crash (one involving 2 disks including all my backups). I was able to restore all my games from Introversion and Basilisk. Penumbra however is lost forever.

Off lesser importance is the announced lack of action in the new title.
05-08-2008 10:29 PM
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RE: Why I won't buy Penumbra: Black Plague

What do you mean lack of action in the new title? They're working rather hard on it and don't enjoy people bitching for 3 months after it's release when a feature they listed early on didn't make it in the final product.

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Honestly, please do. I want to see how low I can go!!
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05-08-2008 11:19 PM
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Linux.Blue Offline
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RE: Why I won't buy Penumbra: Black Plague

If I'm not mistaken, you could get some number or whatever to retrieve the game in case you lose it. as for me, I just burn the game on a CD. it's as good as any other retail game on CD or DVD.
I have a feeling your topic is really just saying "I want the boxed version, but it doesn't sound like it ever will so I'll complain about something else."
Buy it, put it on a CD or DVD, or even make copies. then you have the game, and in case your PC crashes, you still own it. done
05-09-2008 10:33 PM
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aniruddha
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RE: Why I won't buy Penumbra: Black Plague

Jeremy-Bailey Wrote:as for me, I just burn the game on a CD. it's as good as any other retail game on CD or DVD.
Off course this isn't true. home made cd's are of inferior quality and don't last as long as a professionally pressed cd's

Quote:I have a feeling your topic is really just saying "I want the boxed version, but it doesn't sound like it ever will so I'll complain about something else."
Not really, if they had a download system like Introversion (where you have a personal account where all your keys plus download links are stored) I would be happy too.
05-10-2008 01:59 PM
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RE: Why I won't buy Penumbra: Black Plague

Home cds last a very long time if kept in a case. Professionally pressed cds don't last much longer.

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05-10-2008 07:27 PM
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RE: Why I won't buy Penumbra: Black Plague

In this case Aniruddha is right. Professionaly made CDs/DVDs last longer due to better quality.

Windex, you are right to, they last long when kept in cases but not as long as professional discs.

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05-10-2008 10:25 PM
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Swarms Offline
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RE: Why I won't buy Penumbra: Black Plague

Why don't you just buy the choice of downloading multiple times?
I have downloaded and installed the game 3 times now, totally worth it. I will just loose a cd.
05-10-2008 10:27 PM
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aniruddha
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RE: Why I won't buy Penumbra: Black Plague

nackidno Wrote:Windex, you are right to, they last long when kept in cases but not as long as professional discs.

This depends on the brand of cdr's some brands have defective disks after a year due to 'cd-rot'.
05-11-2008 12:21 AM
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aniruddha
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RE: Why I won't buy Penumbra: Black Plague

Swarms Wrote:Why don't you just buy the choice of downloading multiple times?
I have downloaded and installed the game 3 times now, totally worth it. I will just loose a cd.

Good point, this option didn't exist when I bought Penumbra Sad I think it's better then nothing, however I don't understand why competitor Introversion software is capable of providing the same service longer then a year and without an additional fee. They even store your cd-key online!
05-11-2008 12:27 AM
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RE: Why I won't buy Penumbra: Black Plague

aniruddha Wrote:Off lesser importance is the announced lack of action in the new title.
Penumbra isn't your everyday Spray'n'Pray game. This isn't an action game.

Worst regards, Kejdane.
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05-11-2008 10:59 AM
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